A Christmas Memory-A reading at 18th and Union

What really happens when two childhood friends become writers and one puts the other in their novel?

The Harper Lee and Truman Capote relationship is one of the most famous literary friendships in the world. The unique aspect of the friendship of Truman Capote and Harper Lee was that, unlike most literary friendships, which usually start as adults or students, their friendship started in childhood, before each evolved into two of the most critically acclaimed, best selling and famous authors of the 20th Century. As a result, most of us are familiar with Truman Capote’s childhood, not from anything Capote wrote, but from the character Dill in Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. But in A Christmas Memory, Capote himself tells the story of his childhood in Monroeville, Alabama.


Preview-A Child’s Christmas in…….. Alabama with Truman Capote!!!!

Betty Campbell and Patrick Lennon are pleased to present their fourth annual holiday reading of Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory, directed by Julie Beckman, this Sunday evening at 18th and Union, at 6:00 pm.

A Christmas Memory is the story of seven-year-old Buddy and an elderly woman who is his distant cousin and best friend. The story captures the simple joys of the Christmas season and the inevitable heartbreak of growing up. This autobiographical short story from 1956 is a holiday classic and one of Capote’s most beloved works.

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